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Meteoric flowers / Elizabeth Willis.

Meteoric flowers / Elizabeth Willis.
Willis, Elizabeth.
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2006.
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79 p.; 21 cm.
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Wesleyan poetry
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Wesleyan poetry.
The similitude of this great flower -- Sympathetic inks -- Her mossy couch -- The great egg of night -- The steam engine -- The nettle -- Of the gulf stream -- A description of the poison tree -- Grateful as asparagus -- The oldest part of the Earth -- This circumstance is worth further attention -- Devil bush -- Glittering shafts of war -- Verses omitted -- On the resemblance of some flowers to insects -- The principal catastrophe -- Irritative fevers -- The skirt of night -- Of which I shall have occasion to speak again -- The happiest of poets -- Diana's trees -- Her bright career -- Phosphorescent trains -- Expiring groans -- The most powerful machine in the world -- Plants possess a voluntary power of motion -- Buds and bulbs -- Verses omitted by mistake -- Pictures connected by a slight festoon of ribbons -- The Portland vase -- Oil and water -- Rosicrucian machinery -- Tiptoe lightning -- With new prolific power -- Viewless floods of heat -- The ghost of Hamlet -- Near and more near -- Hercules conquers achelous -- Departure of the nymphs like northern nations skating on the ice -- Bright o'er the floor -- Solar volcanos -- Errata -- Loud cracks from ice mountains explained -- Why no new planets are ejected from the sun -- Ancient subterranean fires -- Immortal sire -- Plundering honey -- A bird of our country -- One great tide -- Fuel of the lower people -- In flowers concealed -- Accidental breezes -- The Earth's nucleus -- Primeval islands -- Ferns, mosses, flags.
0819568139 (acid-free paper)
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